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by dal-t
Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Re: Taking Shape?

Looks like someone got their No 1 and No 2 radius curves mixed up ...
by dal-t
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 84674

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Surely passing motors affecting trackside servos is a deliberate attempt to replicate the real railway - isn't that why signalboxes have to be encased in Faraday cases on overhead electrified lines?
by dal-t
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering mazak
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Sildering mazak

Yes Philip, that is one of the really "staggering" things about RMweb - repetition and circular arguments. One of the things which really, really annoys me is the unwarranted urge among some posters to quote things in their entirety, so you get the same posts duplicated or even triplicate...
by dal-t
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Nottingham Area Group (NAG)
Topic: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")

The shortage of Humbrol metallics is due to the fire earlier this year at Rustins' (Humbrol sub-contractors) warehouse, so tins are indeed like hens' teeth at present. Alternatives suggested in other places (not the usual one!) include Games Workshop (if you can figure out their naming 'system'!) or...
by dal-t
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: English Goods Sheds

The publication is posted on Historic England's website, and their terms and conditions allow reproduction by an individual for personal use. If you prefer to obtain your very own perfectly legal pre-printed 'hard copy' it is available from H.E.'s on-line bookshop for £14.99 in paperback. I found it...
by dal-t
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail

There's a lot to be said for Kodachrome, but no-one should presume it gives an accurate colour render. Without getting into the issues of scale effect, you need to add quite a lot more blue and green if you want to portray subjects like these 'realistically'.
by dal-t
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 7136

Re: Parkside Kits

But there are suggestions that Slaters may begin to supply their models again - and POWSides appear to already be able to provide the PO wagon kits.
by dal-t
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: The price of coal these days.....
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: The price of coal these days.....

Probably have to come by special courier as well. No use to me, the local farmers would be bound to blockade it. ;)
by dal-t
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 16377

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

According to 'Down for Me?' MMRS.co.uk is down at present. Suggest trying later ...
by dal-t
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 290
Views: 41490

Re: Crab Comet conversion

I really wish people would post large warning notices on videos like that for those of us with extreme vertigo - tummy butterflies just subsiding after three or four minutes! Useful reminder, though, to stick a suitable attention-grabbing notice on the board for my new test track - FIT BUFFER STOPS ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 5901

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Thanks, Terry. Get the picture - think in 1957 I was happily playing with a double oval of OO on the carpet, while now I'm worrying about making an 18* siding for a trio of tank wagons look realistic enough, so it seems the cartoonist has his fingers pretty accurately on my pulse, at least!
by dal-t
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 5901

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Could someone drop a clue as to what that's all about for those of us not in a position to purchase UK magazines (whether we might wish to or not)?
by dal-t
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: What back to back setting do you use?
Replies: 195
Views: 33796

Re: What back to back setting do you use?

As a dedicated non-engineer I have steadfastly refused to bring my 'O' level physics into this debate - or the 'facts' that I grew up with, in the steam loco era - but I will contribute this from personal experience. Having stood lineside while Brits, Coros and Spaceships all roared past at 90mph+, ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Securing supplies of track components
Replies: 31
Views: 5511

Re: Securing supplies of track components

Really missing that "hear, hear!" button again ...
by dal-t
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1023
Views: 128776

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I found the usual reason for that with my EM stock was the wheels being fine wrt btb, but not centred on the axle, so the vehicle was trying to 'crab' on straight track, and one or other axle took off at a crossing. I haven't found it such a problem with P4, perhaps because the wheels are nearer the...
by dal-t
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models new LNER/GNR loco kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: London Road Models new LNER/GNR loco kits

Hmm, that link doesn't seem to work for me. On the other hand I get on fine with this one.
by dal-t
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

Perrrfect - VMT! I have, of course, perused that thread many times (leading me to purchase several of Paul Bartlett's excellent photos) but I hadn't picked up on that detail previously. The odd thing is, I reckon I've just consigned something that might well do as that "distribution fitting&quo...
by dal-t
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Tank Wagon Vac Brake Plumbing: Advice Please

By some rather foolish mis-planning, I'm currently fighting my way through a Masokits vac braked chassis for one of three Airfix/Dapol Tank Wagon kits (the others are being finished as OO 'out of the bag' and EM 'finescaled a bit', so they don't concern us here). I'm actually quite enjoying getting ...
by dal-t
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches
Replies: 26
Views: 3504

Re: SR Couplings for non-corridor coaches

Just to make sure we are getting it all right - and to do the British Army justice, whether it deserves it or not - the School at Hythe actually adopted the title 'Small Arms' in 1929, and even when it was the School of Musketry, its badge was actually crossed rifles!
by dal-t
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Slow TV
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Slow TV

"The right tool for the job halves the time it takes" - not sure where I first heard that (possibly from my uncle, an ex-Halton Apprentice), but I reckon it seriously understates the case. Unorganised bodgers like me who regularly use a hammer as an englischer Schraubenzieher probably end ...
by dal-t
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 23828

Re: Where will this lead......

Thought my original idea that it was a North Sea oil rig offered more possibilities - think of all the weather problems they would have avoided if resupply had been by submarine railway ...
by dal-t
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Lampeter Station question
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Lampeter Station question

Could it be a remnant of the round wooden object shown in the autotrain photo (wagon t/t top, maybe?)? Did the track layout change at some point rendering one or more t/ts obsolete (would actually be unusual if it didn't ...)? BTW, to me the lateral alignment of the siding looks wrong for a bufferst...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: iak
Topic: Wagons full of rubbish...
Replies: 21
Views: 6359

Re: Wagons full of rubbish...

No good on safari There was one a week or so ago but the latest update (installed here yesterday) may have dished it. Despite being a dedicated Apple user I only break into safari when I find something Firefox really can't do (much rarer these days than a few years ago) so can't provide the details...
by dal-t
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log
Replies: 173
Views: 54560

Re: Knuckles's Turnout Construction Log

There's really no need for that, Knuckles, there are ways around the Photobucket situation. I've just zipped through the entire thread and i don't think there are any photos I can't see (certainly no placeholders with the Photobucket ransom demand). Hint - look for an add-on to your browser ...

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